Help me change my (already healthy) diet - for better joint health
June 26, 2014 12:51 PM Subscribe
I eat pretty well, but I eat mostly the same stuff every day. Recently, my joints have started cracking a bit, and I'm wondering if mixing up my diet would help bring different nutrients to the body's hard workin' part. I'm 40, male, physically active, and am usually pursuing some kind of bodywork or therapy like Active Release Technique to keep everything cooperating. I have pretty good nutrition, but I want to mix it up. I'm open to supplements, too, but lean towards evidence-based suggestions that won't break the bank.
posted by 4midori to Food & Drink (4 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm sure you're excited to read my typical meals:
* Three scrambled eggs, discard one yolk, in a corn tortilla
* Green tea
* Small piece of dark chocolate
* Large Green salad with sliced turkey, rice crackers and almonds
* Yogurt with fruit and shredded coconut
* Chicken sausage or fish
* Sweet potato or quinoa
* Steamed broccoli
* Mainly Larabars, fruit, dark chocolate (lots of this)
Junk food and other things to avoid
* No soda, limited alcohol, no red meat. I try to minimize refined sugar, gluten, and grains. I'm good, but not religious about it.
* Meat and dairy almost always organic.
* Olive oil for most everything, not butter.
* Coconut cream!
* Supplement with B12 and Fish oil.
My diet is reasonably close to the Four Hour Body "Slow Carb" plan, though I do love my fruit.
Suggestions for mixing it up with a focus on joint health?